But you can be sure that no Muslim students are being forced to learn how to be a Christian.
Times and Star (via ReligionofPeace) Pupils at Our Lady & St Patrick’s School had their eyes opened to other cultures as they embraced an Islamic workshop led by Imran Kotwal, founder of Muslim Learning services.
The agency provides school visits to help build an understanding of Islamic faith and life. Mr Kotwal was previously a teacher and now teaches Islam to young people of all faiths or none.
Assistant headteacher Hilary Long said it was important for the school to be more diverse and tolerant of other religions.
During the workshop, Mr Kotwal introduced children to the Five Pillars of Islam and highlighted what each one represented. He taught pupils about Muslim worship and showed them how to use a prayer mat.
Youngsters tried on traditional Muslim dress including a head scarf and prayer cap. They sampled dates, which are considered a blessed fruit in Islam and are consumed during the holy month of Ramadan.
Mrs Long said as part of the school’s RE curriculum, they are learning about people of other faiths, which has resulted in them having a visit from a member of the Islamic community.
She said: “The children have loved the opportunity to meet Imran and find out more about Islamic faith and life.
“This has been especially beneficial for children in our school, who may have limited experience of Britain’s diverse culture. “It is important that our children have positive experiences and encounters with all members of our community.”
🇬🇧UK : Taking the Christian students to Mosques & make them practice Muslim Rituals 😡Anyone see teachers taking muslim kids to visit a church and observe Christian rituals ❓ #CCOT pic.twitter.com/gitQlVnn9O
— Tom Alex ❤️ ✝️🇺🇸 (@rejialex7) April 8, 2018